‘America’s Most Wanted’s’ Yodit Tewolde on What’s Ahead in the Derek Chauvin Trial

“Extra’s” Rachel Lindsay sat down with Yodit Tewolde, a legal analyst and journalist from “America’s Most Wanted,” to discuss former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died in May 2020 shortly after being arrested for a non-violent act in Minneapolis. Video of the arrest shows Chauvin, a white officer, with his knee on Floyd’s neck as he says he can’t breathe and pleads for help.

Chauvin has pleaded not guilty to second- and third-degree murder charges, as well as second-degree manslaughter.

The trial is underway, and Tewolde said coming up will be the “battle of the experts.”

She explained, “You are going to have use of force experts on the prosecution side, you are going to have use of force experts on the defense side saying that Chauvin did what needed to be done.”

Yodit later added, “Not only are they going to have paid experts on use of force, they are having actual colleagues of Derek Chauvin coming in and saying things that they don’t have to. They are obviously not paid, so their testimony will bolster the testimony of the experts and that is something I don’t think the defense can produce.”

She also discussed why there likely wasn’t a plea deal in the case and more.

“America’s Most Wanted” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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